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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
Thank you Mason! For the fantastic response we had for our home Christmas decorating contest. We had 28 entries! My main reason for having the contest is for my 97 year old dad, H. C. Reichenau. He loves to go around town and see the Christmas lights. The past few years there has been less and less lights so I decided to have the contest for my dad.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
Gerry, Felt compelled to write this letter from an out of towner to the good citizens of Mason & Mason County. I live in East Texas (Center) about 6 hours from Mason. Have been coming to Mason for the past 50 years and have seen many changes in your town with the exception of your citizens.The people from Mason still remain some of the most down to earth and just good solid people that we need more of in our country. I have always considered Mason my second home,not only for the natural bea ...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
As big a digital nerd as I am, there are very few digital movies that I actually own. Though I've got more movies on VHS, DVD and Blueray than is practical, I've never really gotten into owning movies that I can't really hold in my hands. With the exception of one -- Frank Capra's great Christmas movie, "It's A Wonderful Life." I think you would be hard pressed to find many people who have not watched Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in this classic story of small town love and support during Chri ...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
2014 is a strange year. It's not a leap year, February only had 28 days. December 31 will be the 365th day of the year, so no different than any other normal year. But, we have an interesting phenomenon that's going to occur this year. The newspaper this week is the 51st issue of 2014.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Dear Gerry As many of your readers know, the Community Thrift Store is thriving thanks to our wonderful patrons but also to those who donate great items to sell. A recent donation that was extra special was a brand new topaz necklace contributed by Susan and Warren Grote of Country Collectibles.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Editor-- One of the joys of Christmas and Easter that grace these special seasons is the Mason Community Choir. These gracious men and women of our community give their time, energy, joy and musical talent to present a gloriously entertaining presentation to us every year. I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your gift with all of us.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
We are one step away from heading to Dallas for the state final game. At last Friday's game in San Antonio against Refugio, more than 3600 fans from both towns packed the stadium. This Friday, as we head to Georgetown for the Semifinal game, it's a very good bet that the number of fans from Mason and Centerville will top that number.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014
I'm a bit of a sap when it comes to Christmas music. I do wait until after Thanksgiving; but, I quickly start playing Christmas music as soon as the turkey dinner is finished. There's so much to choose from. You can start with "Silent Night," written for guitar so that a church whose organ had broken could still have a Christmas Eve musical service.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014
Dear Ger, I just want to put in one more mention of The Community Choir presentation of “When Earth Received Her King” which will be presented next Sunday, December 7th , 6:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. The members of this choir have been rehearsing every Monday since October 13th.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Seaquist family, after many decades of ownership and stewardship of their beautiful home, have decided to sell their house. The Seaquist Foundation has been formed, made an offer on the home, and plans on developing a restoration plan for the structure. Mason people are accustomed to pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014
On October 27, a young man by the name of Brian Wright sent me some photos and a short article about a remarkable situation. He explained how J. R. Nicholson's dog, Buddy, had ridden on the back step of an ambulance during a call to bring his owner to medical assistance. I check on the validity of the story, verified that it had actually occurred, and included it in our October 29 edition as "Buddy the Wonder Dog."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
I have put off writing this article for two weeks. Not because I am too busy, or because I am ungrateful, but because I fear that the words I write will not express the gratitude I have for our community of Mason. As a girl dreaming of her future I would have never imagined that I would have a child with a disability, let alone a life threatening one.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
Last Monday night, I had the privilege of acting as the guest speaker for the Friends of the Library annual meeting. They were a warm and engaging group, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to talk to them about something that means a great deal to me. The topic of the presentation was "The Future of the Newspaper."
, Editor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
For the last several months, a crew of workers and volunteers have been working to preserve Gooch Cemetery. They've brought some shine and glory to a place of reverence and importance, and made sure it will be here for the next generation. In Mason, preservation of our heritage is part of our personality.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
On October 16th, I drove from Junction to Mason to visit my friends, Homer & Elvira Sanchez, at their ranch. Upon arriving I noticed that Homer wasn’t feeling too good; as he had injured himself working on a fence. We visited and he told me that he probably should not go to the Jr.